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Taungurung artefacts recovered near Broadford

By Colin MacGillivray UPGRADES to the Shepparton train line have unearthed significant archaeological finds on Taungurung country near Broadford. Taungurung Land and Waters Council representatives, working alongside archaeologists, recovered more than 80 artefacts at a site...

Broadford Secondary College welcomes new principal and captains

BROADFORD Secondary College welcomed its 2021 school captains and new principal Tania Pearson last week at its first whole-school assembly for the year. The cohort gathered in Broadford Leisure Centre to applaud the new appointments,...

Mitchell Shire library fines abolished

MITCHELL Shire Council has voted to scrap fines for overdue items at libraries throughout the municipality. Members of libraries in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan, as well as a micro library in Beveridge, will no...

The Kilmore International School celebrates culture with International Day

THE Kilmore International School celebrated its annual International Day in vibrant style, transforming the school grounds into a festival, with exciting cultural activities, food trucks and performance song and dance. The vision of the day...

Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre opens its doors

MORE than 60 children have embarked on their educational journey at the newly opened $2.4 million Wallan East Family and Children’s Centre. The centre, which was funded jointly by the State Government and Mitchell Shire...

Ashley Park Primary School students host Ride2School Day

STUDENTS rode, scooted and walked to class at Ashley Park Primary School in Doreen last week as part of Bicycle Network’s national Ride2School Day on Friday. The day saw 158 of the school’s 261 students...

Mitchell Shire nature-play program to expand

By Steph McNicol MITCHELL Shire-based nature-play program The Bush Bus has triumphed and is now expanding interstate. The program, created by Georgina Dymock, founder of Kidding Around Australia, aims to engage children by allowing them to...

Broadford Secondary College launches Fathering Project

BROADFORD Secondary College will implement an initiative for the first time, a project aiming to bring together fathers of the community to create a support network for parents and guardians. The initiative, The Fathering Project,...

Kilmore’s Tamara Ruffin a finalist in national award

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk KILMORE early childhood educator Tamara Ruffin has been honoured at the 2020 national Excellence in Family Daycare Awards. Family daycare is a form of childcare that focuses on each child’s individual development from...

Kilmore and District U3A elects new committee

Securing a new home for Kilmore and District U3A will be forefront for the new committee elected at its annual general meeting last week. The group elected new president Mavis Wilcox, who will take over...